Thursday, June 28, 2012

Myrtis: Celebrated ancient Athenian on view in Delphi

"There’s an added bonus if you’re visiting the renowned town of Delphi this summer. This is because Myrtis, the celebrated reconstruction of a 5th century BC young Athenian whose remains were unearthed during excavations back in the 1990s, is currently on display at the local archaeological museum. “Myrtis: Face to Face with the Past” was originally developed thanks to donations by professor and orthodontist Manolis J Papagrigorakis and Athens University. The exhibition’s interdisciplinary character has earned much praise both locally and abroad. The Delphi show will remain on view until September 30."

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